Talbot-Lago T26 Grand Sport Coupe'

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Vehicle Price
$ 198,500.00
Model Year
1954
Mileage
52650 Miles
Color
Metallic Blue w/ Light Grey
Availability
Sold

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TALBOT-LAGO IS A NAME SYNONYMOUS WITH ULTIMATE LUXURY, ULTIMATE STYLE AND ULTIMATE PRICE! LONG REGARDED AS THE VERY EPITOME OF AUTOMOTIVE ART, THEY HAVE CONSISTENTLY SET RECORDS AT THE AUCTIONS AND DELIGHTED ADMIRERS AND JUDGES ALIKE AT CONCOURS EVENTS. TRULY BREATHTAKING STYLING WITH PERFORMANCE TO MATCH WERE THE TRADEMARKS OF THESE FABULOUS MACHINES. OFTEN LIKENED TO THE BENTLEY R-TYPE CONTINENTAL (THOUGH FAR RARER AND MORE EXPENSIVE WHEN NEW), THE T26 GRAND SPORTS REPRESENTED THE LAST HURRAH OF THE ONCE UNMATCHED FRENCH CAR INDUSTRY. CRIPPLING TAXES IMPOSED BY THE SOCIALIST POST-WAR FRENCH GOVERNMENT SOUNDED THE DEATH KNELL FOR THE ONCE GREAT COMPANY. WITH ITS FOUR AND A HALF LITRE STRAIGHT SIX ENGINE AND STURDY WILSON PRE-SELECTOR TRANSMISSION, THE T26 WAS PARTICULARLY NIMBLE. IT WAS IN FACT THIS SAME DRIVETRAIN COMBINATION THAT CLINCHED THEM A 1-2 VICTORY AT LE MANS IN 1950 AND A SECOND PLACE THE FOLLOWING YEAR. THE EXAMPLE OFFERED HERE IS CHASSIS NUMBER 5 OF 26 BUILT. IT IS IN SUPERB CONDITION HAVING BENEFITTED FROM CONSIDERABLE MECHANICAL AND COSMETIC ATTENTION AS WITNESSED BY A PLETHORA OF RECEIPTS. THE HISTORY IS DOCUMENTED FROM NEW AND IS COMPLETE WITH A COPY OF THE ORIGINAL BUILD SHEET. THE ORIGINAL 18" CHROME WIRE WHEELS ARE MOST IMPOSING WHILST THE ART DECO VALVE COVERS AND EXQUISITELY STYLED DOOR HANDLES & TRUNK LATCHES ADD THE PERFECT FINISHING TOUCHES. ALSO PRESENT, IS THE ORIGINAL TOOLKIT & STARTING HANDLE (FOR THE REALLY BRAVE AMONGST YOU!). PERFECT FOR ALL VINTAGE EVENTS THIS REPRESENTS AN UNPARALLELED OPPORTUNITY TO ACQUIRE ONE OF THE MOST SIGNIFICANT TOURING CARS EVER BUILT.
 
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